the great storm of 1987

Nowadays, we have instant access to weather forecasts online and through our mobile apps as well as continuous updates via social media. It's difficult to imagine going to bed in the evening completely unaware of an imminent hurricane-force storm in the English Channel. But would we really do a better job in 2017 compared to 1987?
In a distinguished career that has spanned over 50 years, Michael Fish's most memorable moment was also his most notorious